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February 26, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Fleeing driver fatally shoots self in Auburn

The Associated Press

AUBURN — A driver who fled from the Washington State Patrol fatally shot himself  as the chase came to an end early Wednesday on Highway 167 in Auburn.

The Patrol says the chase began in Renton and ended about 1 a.m. after a spike strip was used to flatten both right-side tires. The car suddenly veered to the left into a barrier and came to rest in the grassy median.

When troopers approached,  they found the 34-year-old man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

| More in The Blotter | Topics: shooting, suicide, Washington State Patrol

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